Students Choose Alternative to Spring Break

While most college students hit the beach or the slopes for their weeklong spring break, twelve young adults from Grand Rapids, Michigan traveled to the coast to trade relaxing in the sunshine for painting, landscaping and cleaning for Family Services.

The students are part of Grand Valley Michigan State University’s Alternative Spring Break program, which encourages students and faculty to get involved in quality service opportunities, education about social issues and exposure to diverse cultures and communities. The ten women and two men who made the trip to Southeast Texas painted rooms, moved furniture and cleaned at Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter and did landscaping work and helped with administrative tasks at Family Services Counseling Center.

The students believe that citizens should hold community as a priority in their lives by giving back to and participating in different communities across the world. Family Services is thankful that these young people chose to get involved because we could not accomplish all that we do without the support of others like these volunteers!

Thank you Grand Valley Michigan State University Alternative Spring Break Volunteers!